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Demetrius Jackson
Demetrius Jackson
20130403 MCDAAG Demetrius Jackson at the rim.JPG
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1994-09-07) September 7, 1994 (age 26)
South Bend, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolMarian (Mishawaka, Indiana)
CollegeNotre Dame (2013-2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2016-present
Career history
2016-2017Boston Celtics
2016-2017->Maine Red Claws
2017-2018Houston Rockets
2017-2018->Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018-2019Philadelphia 76ers
2018-2019->Delaware 87ers/Blue Coats
2019-2020South Bay Lakers
2020Rytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Demetrius Montell Jackson Jr. (born September 7, 1994) is an American professional basketball who most recently played for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL). He played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Notre Dame before being drafted 45th overall by the Celtics in the 2016 NBA draft.

High school career

Jackson played high school basketball for Marian High School.[1] As a junior, he averaged 22.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game; led his school to sectional championship; and was named to the All-State Underclass First Team.[1][2] As a senior, Jackson averaged 25.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 2.6 steals per game, finishing as runner-up for the Indiana Mr. Basketball to Zak Irvin.[3] He concluded his career at Marian as the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County with 1,934 career points.[4] His performances with Marian earned him a selection for the 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, and he was the first Northern Indiana native to receive this honor since Shawn Kemp in 1988.[4][5][6] Jackson finished the game with 5 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals and won the Jack Daly Sportmanship Award and the Skills Competition.[7][8]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Demetrius Jackson
PG
Mishawaka, IN Marian 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 29, 6 (PG)   Rivals: 38, 9 (PG)  247Sports: 34, 8 (PG)  ESPN: 24, 6 (PG)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Notre Dame 2013 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2013 Notre Dame Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2013 Player Commitments - Notre Dame". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.

College career

Freshman season

Jackson committed to play for Notre Dame, under coach Mike Brey.[9][10] In his freshman season he was expected to back up guards Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant.[11] Jackson commented on the situation, saying that although he had been apprehensive to play along a senior point guard, he realized that it would benefit his game.[12] He scored in double digits for the first time versus Santa Clara, tallying 13 points.[1][13] In February, he missed two games in order to deal with academic issues.[14] Upon returning to the team, he scored a season-high 17 points against Miami.[1][15] He concluded the season having started half of his 30 games and averaging 6.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.[1][16]

Sophomore season

In his sophomore season, Jackson scored a career-high 22 points against Michigan State; this was the first meeting between the schools in 35 years.[17] A couple of weeks later, he tied this mark against Purdue.[18] Jackson produced solid performances for the Irish in the 2015 ACC Tournament against Miami, Duke, and North Carolina and he was eventually named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.[19][20] He helped his team proceed to the Elite 8 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament by scoring 20 points against Wichita State.[21] Throughout the season, he averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, appearing in all 38 games of his team.[16] On April 14, 2015, it was reported by ESPN that Jackson would return to the Fighting Irish squad for his junior season.[22]

Junior season

On February 1, 2016, he was named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.[23] He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11.[24]

On March 29, 2016, Jackson declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.[25]

Professional career

Boston Celtics (2016-2017)

On June 23, 2016, Jackson was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[26] On July 27, 2016, he signed with the Celtics.[27] On November 6, he made his professional debut in a 123-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets, recording eight points, three rebound and two assists in 11 minutes off the bench.[28] During his rookie season, he has received multiple assignments to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics' D-League affiliate.[29][30] On July 15, 2017, Jackson was waived by the Celtics.[31]

Houston Rockets (2017-2018)

On August 21, 2017 Jackson signed a two-way contract by the Houston Rockets. Under the terms of the deal, he split time between the Rockets and their G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, becoming the first player in franchise history to sign such a deal. While he got playing time in Houston early in the season due to an injury to Chris Paul, his playing time declined in the weeks following Paul's return. As a result, his two-way contract with Houston was terminated on January 6, 2018, although he would sign a 10-day contract with the Rockets the same day. He was assigned to Rio Grande Valley immediately and took part in the 2018 G League Showcase.

Philadelphia 76ers (2018-2019)

On January 14, 2018 Jackson was signed to a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and NBA G-League affiliate the Delaware 87ers.[32] He was re-signed to a second two-way deal for the 2018-19 season.[33]

South Bay Lakers (2019-2020)

On August 13, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that they had signed Jackson.[34] On October 21, 2019, Jackson was waived by the Lakers.[35] He was then added to the roster of the South Bay Lakers.[36]

Rytas Vilnius (2020)

On August 8, 2020, Jackson signed with Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL).[37] On 1 October 2020, after averaging 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game, Jackson was named the Lithuanian League MVP of September.[38] On October 30, 2020, Jackson terminated his contract with Rytas Vilnius due to undisclosed family circumstances, possibly related with health concerns as the club sincerely wished good health to his relatives.[39]

Career statistics

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016-17 Boston 5 0 3.4 .750 1.000 .500 .8 .6 .0 .0 2.0
2017-18 Houston 12 0 5.3 .286 .000 - .9 .4 .3 .1 .7
2017-18 Philadelphia 3 0 5.7 .750 1.000 .500 .3 1.3 .3 .0 2.7
2018-19 Philadelphia 6 0 6.5 .533 .333 1.000 .5 .8 .3 .0 3.7
Career 26 0 5.2 .486 .286 .667 .7 .7 .3 .0 1.8

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 Notre Dame 30 15 22.2 .420 .417 .780 2.1 1.8 .4 .0 6.0
2014-15 Notre Dame 38 38 34.7 .508 .429 .745 3.6 3.1 1.6 .3 12.4
2015-16 Notre Dame 35 35 36.0 .451 .331 .813 3.5 4.7 1.2 .3 15.8
Career 103 88 31.5 .467 .381 .782 3.1 3.3 1.1 .2 11.7

Personal life

Jackson, a South Bend native, is the son of Juanita Jones.[4] Jackson lived in two different foster homes after the age of twelve, before finally settling with the Whitfields, the family of then basketball teammate Michael Whitfield.[4][40] As a student in the University of Notre Dame, he enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Demetrius Jackson Bio". University of Notre Dame. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Boys All-State Underclass Teams". Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Marian's Jackson 2nd In Mr. Basketball". Inkfreenews.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Demetrius Jackson's journey from foster care to Fighting Irish star". Sports Illustrated. March 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Demetrius Jackson Selected To Play In 36th Annual McDonald's All-American Game". Notre Dame Athletics. February 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Jackson competes with country's best". South Bend Tribune. April 3, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Jackson plays pass-first game at McDonald's showcase". South Bend Tribune. April 4, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "McDonald's All American Games All-time Stats and Award Winners" (PDF). Mcdonaldsallamerican.com. December 19, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Star point guard Demetrius Jackson pledges to Notre Dame". CBSsports.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "2013 point guard Demetrius Jackson staying 'home' to play at Notre Dame". NBCsports.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "#15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish: College Basketball 111 in 111". Thesportsbank.net. October 30, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Notre Dame lands Demetrius Jackson". ESPN. September 28, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Notre Dame men's basketball: Going small boosts Irish". ndinsider.com. November 22, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Demetrius Jackson returns to Irish practice after 6-day academic leave". wndu.com. February 17, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Miami Hurricanes Outlast Notre Dame Basketball 71-64". Onefootdown.com. February 19, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ a b "Demetrius Jackson Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ "Notre Dame edges No. 19 Michigan State 79-78 in OT". CNSNews.com. December 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ "Connaughton, No. 21 Notre Dame beat Purdue 94-63". USAToday.com. December 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ "Demetrius Jackson 2014-15 Game Log". ESPN. Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "Notre Dame storms by North Carolina to win ACC Championship Game". ndsmcobserver.com. March 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  21. ^ "Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 in NCAA Tournament". nydailynews.com. March 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "Guard Demetrius Jackson to return to Notre Dame for junior season". ESPN. April 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ Nortlander, Matt (February 1, 2016). "Cat Barber, Fred VanVleet missing from list of Cousy Award finalists". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016.
  25. ^ Fortuna, Matt (March 30, 2016). "Leading scorer Demetrius Jackson leaving Notre Dame for NBA draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ "Boston Celtics 2016 Draft Results". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ "Celtics Sign Five Players". NBA.com. July 27, 2016. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  28. ^ "Nuggets vs. Celtics - Box Score". ESPN.com. November 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved 2016.
  30. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved 2016.
  31. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Abdel Nader". NBA.com. July 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  32. ^ Hyman, Jake (January 15, 2018). "Sixers sign point guard Demetrius Jackson to two-way contract". LibertBallers.com. SB-Nation. Retrieved 2018.
  33. ^ "Team Re-Signs Demetrius Jackson to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 27, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  34. ^ "Lakers Sign Demetrius Jackson". NBA.com. August 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  35. ^ "Lakers Waive Cacok and Jackson". NBA.com. October 21, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ "South Bay Lakers Set Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. November 4, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  37. ^ "Demetrius Jackson joins Rytas Vilnius". Sportando. August 8, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  38. ^ ",,Ryto" vijurkas - LKL m?nesio MVP: ,,Mano galvoje ?od?iui ,,pralaim?jimas" vietos n?ra"". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2020.
  39. ^ "Vilniaus "Ryto" klub? paliko D.Jacksonas". www.rytasvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). October 30, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  40. ^ "Column: The Transformation of Demetrius Jackson". Scholastic, University of Notre Dame's Student Magazine. December 14, 2014. Retrieved 2015.

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